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Hi I'm Jerry Bakken

I'm a Mormon. I lived most of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew up in WY & CO.

About Me

I am Senior Citizen that converted to the Church later in life. It has to be the most important decision of my life. It is hard to express in words the feelings of joy, contentment that I experience. It is something I wish I could share with all and give to them. The Lord's prescription for happiness is truly His gospel as He teaches in His church. I find great joy in studying the Scriptures in great detail, with the assistance of the Holy Ghost. I have studied and experienced many churches, but LDS is it for me. It is home and family to me.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church fulfills me spiritually. There was always something missing in my former faith. I did not know what it was, but when I read the Book of Mormon, it felt so right and I knew I had come home. It had answers to life long questions and longings. Belonging to the church, for me, is belonging to a loving family. This I had not experienced previously. The church gives a sense of purpose and direction. My love of our Lord grows stronger each day.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed with church callings that let me grow both personally and spiritually. i.e. Librarian, Ward Clerk, Single Adult Rep., Stake Sunday School Secretary and President, Scouting Committee. I enjoy the Sunday School calling as I am able to meet and interact with many members of the Stake. It is a joy to Home Teach and be of service to others. I like that the church is service oriented and has many opportunities to serve and encourages such service. It leads to a feeling of contentment.

What is being a Mormon like?

Jerry Bakken
There is joy and happiness in being a Mormon, found in no other way. Joy is found in following the Lords Commandments and keeping His Covenants. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Jerry Bakken
Studying the scriptures, keeping all His commandments. Living a righteous life. Show more Show less